Laser-Based Additive Manufacturing (LBAM) technologies, hailed by some as the "third industrial revolution," can increase product performance, while reducing time-to-market and manufacturing costs. This book is a comprehensive look at new technologies in LBAM of metal parts, covering topics such as mechanical properties, microstructural features, thermal behavior and solidification, process parameters, optimization and control, uncertainty quantification, and more. The book is aimed at addressing the needs of a diverse cross-section of engineers and professionals.
Introduction and Background. Introduction to Laser-Based Additive Manufacturing Technologies. Recent Advances in laser-Based Additive Manufacturing. Process Fundamentals and the Mechanical Properties of Manufactured Parts. Microstructural and Mechanical Properties. Fatigue Behavior. Post Manufacturing Treatments. Laser Power Transfer and Thermal Monitoring. Summary of Process and Part Characterization. Design, Optimization, and Control. Part CAD. Process Optimization. Process Control. Uncertainty Qualification. Summary of Design Optimization and Control. Advanced Topics. Functionally Graded Materials. Applications of Additive Manufacturing.